If college is your next step you will start by submitting applications to the colleges of your choice. Most colleges begin accepting applications August 1st of your senior year. You may apply via the individual institution's application or you may use an application that is accepted by multiple colleges such as the Common Application. It is VERY important to know all admission deadlines and what information is required, for example: ACT/SAT scores, letter of recommendation, personal statements, etc.
Types of application deadline options:
Early Action - students receive an early response to their application but do not have to commit to the college until the normal decision date of May 1st. Decisions are non-binding.
Early Decision - students receive an early response to their application and MUST commit to attend that college if accepted. Decisions are binding.
Regular Decision - students follow all regualr application deadlines and response timelines.
Students should always talk to their recommender before submitting names on applications. You may want to provide them with a resume or some information about all of your activities and future plans. It is also very important to provide the recommender ample time to complete the recommendation. A minimum of 2 weeks is preferred.
LCL uses an electronic transcript service called Parchment to send transcripts. Students will use Parchment to request for their high school transcript to be sent to any college or university as well as NCAA or other institutions/individuals.
It is fast and easy and allows current students and alumni to make transcript requests at any time online. Currently the fee for Alumni transcripts is $4.15. Effective January 1, 2023 this fee is increasing to $4.40 per transcript.
To get started, go to www.parchment.com, and click on Create an Account on the top right of the screen on a computer or on your phone scroll to the bottom of the page. You are a Learner. Enter "Lake Country Lutheran High School" where it prompts "Enter the name of the school that has your transcript", and fill in all profile information required. Be sure to use your full given name (i.e. Matthew instead of Matt). Once your profile is complete you will see a place to select “order transcripts” and you can enter your college or other receiver at that time. If you have any questions about this process please contact Mrs. Jakubowski in the Office.
Please remember that once your account is set up you will need to remember your username and password to access it at any point in the future.
Concordia University, Nebraska (Spanish): http://transcripts.cune.edu
LCL dual-credit students do not already have an account for requesting their CUNE transcript. Select the second option: CUNE students and alumni who have not created a Parchment account click here and create an account. (This Parchment account is different than you LCL Parchment account.) On the following page click the gray box to create an account and follow the steps to request a transcript.
Concordia University, Wisconsin: https://helpspot.cuw.edu/helpspot/index.php?pg=kb.page&id=304
Junior Parents - if you missed the Junior Parent Meeting on 11/1/2022 here is the PowerPoint from the presentation:
Summer is a great time to take precollege courses, explore a career, get a job. If you need help finding Summer precollege programs stop in the Counseling Office for more information!
You are now in your 2nd year of high school, no longer the youngest in the building. Sophomore year is great time to set new goals and continue to challenge yourself academically! You should be thinking about where you want to go after high school; college, military, an apprenticeship? Think about what your strengths are and where you need to make improvements. When you see the college representatives visiting the school, stop over, find out what they are about. It's never too early to think about your next steps!
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